Guided by an Institutional Sustainability Strategy, sustainability is part of everything we do at UCalgary, including research, teaching and learning, campus and community engagement, and our daily operational and administrative practices. This includes creating and enhancing native pollinator habitats on campus. Our organic campus community garden has specific beds designated for native wildflower planting such as Arctic Aster, Black Eyed Susan, and Yellow Cone Flower.
The Department of Biological Sciences conducts ongoing research to understand bees and other beneficial insects to promote conservation on agricultural and urban landscapes. We also have one of the largest physical bee collections in Canada, with over 100,000 specimens. Visitors can explore the digital collection and database learn to identify and protect endangered bee species.